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Peanut butter is a food paste made primarily from ground dry roasted peanuts, popular in North America, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. It is mainly used as a sandwich spread, sometimes in combination as in the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Some peanut butter marketed as "natural" contains only peanuts and salt (to help prevent spoilage), but most consumer-brand peanut butter today, even if labeled "natural", contains other ingredients including hydrogenated vegetable oil to stabilize it and prevent oil separation, and dextrose or other sweeteners to enhance flavor.
Sometimes palm oil is used instead of hydrogenated oils to prevent oil separation. Peanut butter is also sold mixed with other pastes such as chocolate, jelly (jam) and the like.
Peanut butter may protect against a high risk of cardiovascular disease due to high levels of monounsaturated fats and resveratrol; butter prepared with the skin of the peanuts has a greater level of resveratrol and other health-aiding agents.
Peanut butter (and peanuts) provide protein, vitamins B3, E, magnesium, folate, dietary fiber, arginine, and high levels of the antioxidant p-coumaric acid.
For people with a peanut allergy, peanut butter can cause reactions including life-threatening anaphylactic shock which has led to bans in some schools.
Peanut butter is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Peanut butter is a member of the Legumes and Legume Products USDA nutritional food group.
|British (UK) term:||Peanut butter|
|en français:||le beurre d'arachide|
|en español:||manteca de cacahuete|
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